Glasgow Events from 17/06/2015

Hey folks, couple of events to highlight this week. Tomorrow, Thursday the 18th, there’s a rally which we encourage people to attend in support of the homeless service caseworkers strike and on Saturday there’s an anti-austerity demo in which there will be a Sex Workers and allies bloc, potentially a radical queer and feminist one as well, and an IWW contingent. We want to support these radical alternative blocs in an otherwise reformist, nationalist, not to mention boring, rally so please come along!


Night shelter open evening and volunteer recruitment evening
Wednesday, June 17 at 20:00 and Thursday June 18th 22:30
Email glasgownightshelter for location

Come along to see the night shelter and find out what volunteering there is like. A great opportunity to see for yourself what the shelter is like and to find out what volunteering there entails. Invite your friends!

Visit our website at to find out more about the night shelter


Glasgow Homeless Service strikers rally
Thursday, June 18 at 17:45
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square

Homelessness Case workers have been on strike since March this year in pursuit of a deserved regrade claim that will bring them into line with other Social Work Caseworkers. Come and show your support for their struggle!


Lectures by my friends in the cupboard under the stairs
Wednesday, 10 June – Saturday, 20 June
Glue Factory, 15 Burns Street, G4 9SE

A series of short lectures to take place over ten days, in a purpose-built lecture space under the stairs at the Glue Factory. The space seats three people only. Each lecture is given only once, and not recorded. The lectures are not grouped around a theme or selected for congruence; instead, the lecturers were asked as friends, to lecture on what they care about. See the full programme here:


Sex Workers and Allies against Austerity
Saturday, June 20
Check Sex workers and allies against Austerity facebook page

Sex workers, our partners, families, friends and all those who support sex workers’ riights will be joining the STUC demonstration against austerity this Saturday 20th of June 2015.

We will be marching sidde by side with other workers including informal and precarious workers, unemployed, community members and demand an end to austerity.

We will also speak out about the dangerous positions of the Scottish Trade Union Council which is supporting the criminalisation of our clients, a law that would only make us more vulnerable. We, sex workers, demand respect as workers and community workers and support of the trade union movement against all forms of exploitation!



IWW contingent at anti-austerity demonstration leaving George Sq at 12 noon.
Saturday, June 20 at 11:40
Corner of George Square opposite Greggs


Tam’s sponsored 10k run for the night shelter
Sunday, June 21 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting at Anderston Kelvingrove Parish Church, 759 Argyle Street, G3 8DS

Night shelter volunteer Tam Brady is planning to take part in the Men’s 10km run to raise money for the Glasgow Night Shelter on Father’s Day – Sunday 21st June. The run will start at Riverside Transport Museum at 10am and will end an hour or two later at Glasgow Green.

Part of the route along the side of the Clyde will take Tam close to the church where the night shelter is located and up and over the Kingston Bridge. Tam has been in training for several months for the run and is hoping to set a personal best.

Do you fancy sponsoring Tam to raise money for the night shelter? Perhaps you’d also like to join some of the night shelter guests and volunteers to cheer Tam on his way?
We’ll be meeting outside the night shelter at 10am to walk to the route of the run to cheer Tam on.

Donations can be made by donating money to the Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In account at any TSB branch, account number: 75140563 and sort code: 87-37-51 or by sending a cheque made out to “Glasgow Destitute Asylum Seeker Night Drop-In” to: Glasgow Night Shelter c/o Brett Nicholls Associates Ruthven Mews, 57 Ruthven Lane Glasgow G12 9BG


Glasgow Social Centre – summer events planning meeting
Tuesday, June 23 at 19:30
Garnethill Multicultural Centre

Come along and get involved with the Glasgow Social Centre by helping us plan out two summertime events.


Repression in Belarus & the Czech Republic – ABC Infotour 2015
Wednesday, June 24 at 6:45pm – 9:00pm
Fred Paton Centre, 19 Carrington Street, G4 9AJ

We are lucky to provide a rare chance to talk with comrades from the Anarchist Black Cross in Belarus and learn about the repression they face from those fighting against it.

Despite the welcome release of Pavel Syramolatau in September 2012, comrades supported by the Anarchist Black Cross are still in Belarusian jails facing years of incarceration. These convictions form part of an ideologically driven repression of anarchists in Belarus. They follow the revitalisation of Belarusian anarchism in the past few years. Unlike in some other ex-Soviet Union countries and other modern dictatorships, anarchists do not form a minor part of a dissident prison population. Instead anarchists make up just under half of the ‘political’ prisoners in Belarus.

The Belarusian ABC has campaigned consistently for them to be released and, in the immediate term, for them to be allowed visits, medication, letters and literature, and raises money for solicitors’ fees and to buy the comrades’ food. They have also recently been supporting comrades in the Czech Republic who have been under sustained attack by the state. Supported by the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA) they are undertaking a tour of to raise awareness of the situation in the region and spark further solidarity.


Glasgow AF discussion group is open and free to all, however any donations towards costs will be appreciated. Tea/coffee/juice/biscuits will be provided free of charge. Our venue is accessible to wheelchairs/powerchairs. We will also have a book stall from the RiB project with books and other related material for sale. We ask that all those attending this event read the brief introduction to our safer spaces policy here:


Migrant Voice Premiere of Short Films
Thursday, June 25 at 6:00pm
GMAC Film, Trongate 103, G1 5HD

Migrant Voice is delighted to invite you to the premiere of the short films of our Many Voices, One Community Project on June 25th from 6pm.

The screening and reception will take place at
the GMAC, 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD.

We hope you are able to join us at this exciting event to explore community and diversity in Scotland. Get a unique insight into the lives of members of diverse communities in Glasgow as shown by their cameras.

As places are limited, please rsvp no later than June 15th to Marjorie


Dead Air Party
The Art School, 20 Scott Street, G3 6RQ
Friday 26th June

A unique live experience at the crossroads of an underground gig, participative performance and silent disco.

Musicians Andy Abbott and James Islip (of That Fucking Tank) perform a set of high-octane instrumental noise-rock that can only be heard via special headphones supplied at the start of the event. The duo play in the middle of the room with the audience around them. Some of the audience have taken part in movement and dance workshops with artists Yvonne Carmichael and Bryony Pritchard prior to the event. You can join in, spectate and tune in and out as you feel.

Limited to 50 people, with dance workshop preceding the performance / party.
Workshop at 6pm, DAP from 7pm.



United Glasgow Football Club 4th Birthday Discussion Event
Friday, June 26 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm
STUC Building, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

To kick off the United Glasgow Football Club 4th anniversary weekend we’ll host a discussion event about football’s role in tackling discrimination (and the successes and failures that the various groups have found) on Friday 26th June.

In addition to speakers from United Glasgow FC, we’ll have:

Football Beyond Borders
FC Lampedusa Hamburg
RFC Lions (Ska Football Club – Caserta)

More speakers to be announced closer to the time.


The Old Hairdressers
Friday, June 26

Super excited to host the young gun of Lisbon’s Príncipe Discos, Dj Firmeza. He headlines this party at The Old Hairdressers, with a late license in place and a special heavy Soundsystem, supported by a raft of local legends:

Yong Yong
Dick 50
Dam Mantle

£5/6 on the door

8-late (and plenty of time to go to the Dead Air Party, above, too!)


Anti Militarist Action by Scottish Peace Network
Saturday, June 27 at 11:00
National Library of Scotland

Demonstration to take place under the auspices of the Scottish Peace Network on June 27 in Edinburgh to protest armed forces day. Will meet at the National Library of Scotland, just off of the royal mile, building at 11am.


Open Rights Group Scotland Glasgow launch with Wendy Grossman
Renfield Lane, G2 6PH, Old Hairdressers (opposite Stereo)
Sunday, June 28 at 14:30 – 17:00

What should ORG be campaigning for or against in Scotland?

Tell us at our launch on Sunday 28th June. We are holding a series of
events in Scotland to launch ORG’s new Scotland Officer, Pol
Clementsmith, who will be heading up our campaigning in Scotland. Come
for a combined talk and meet and greet with Pol, who is ready to hear
your ideas for the future of Open Rights Group’s campaigns in Glasgow
as well of in the rest of Scotland.

There will be a talk from Wendy Grossman on surveillance and the
Snowden revelations. Wendy is a journalist, blogger and member of
ORG’s Advisory Council.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with our events join the
MeetUp event:

Check out the other events in Dundee, Edinburgh and Aberdeen:


Kelburn Garden Party
Kelburn Estate, Fairlie, Largs
4th – 6th of July

The lovely folks at Kelburn Garden Party asked us to currate a stage on the Sunday of this year’s festival. We asked a bunch of favourite loval-ish bands to come along, along with all kinds of performers and extra excitements. Less than 300 tickets left for the festival, get on it soon if you want to come along!

Sunday 5th, Pyramid Stage, curated by Ideal Mexico:

Rozi Plain
The Family Elan
Jemima Thewes
Elara Caluna
Chrissy Barnacle
“Situationist Workers’ Tapes” label showcase
Good Punch Theatre





June Critical Mass
Friday, June 26 at 6:30pm
George Square

6.30pm, for 7pm start, from George Square.

General Critical Mass Info:


Roller Derby

GRD are hosting their first Sur5al event featuring male v male and female v female teams. The event will take place at the Arc at Caledonian University on the 20th June 2015 and run from 10-6. As usual a whole lot of fun to be had and kids under 14 get in free.
Tickets available:


United Glasgow FC
Womans 5 and 11-a-side

Fixtures can be found here:

While the men’s team has finished up for the summer, the women’s team is still going strong through June:

Day Home Time Away
Sun 28 Women’s Team 14:00 Kilwinning



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